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Trump trying to push Ivanka, Kushner out of White House?

Trump trying to push Ivanka, Kushner out of White House?

This ream of dire headlines led to calls for removing Kushner, whose portfolio of responsibilities in the Trump administration seemed comically broad early in the administration before reportedly shrinking in recent months.

"Special Counsel Robert Mueller's [FBI] team has asked witnesses about Kushner's efforts to secure financing for his family's real estate properties, focusing specifically on his discussions during the transition with individuals from Qatar and Turkey, as well as Russia, China and the United Arab Emirates [UAE]", the report said.

Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, met with government officials or potential investors from five nations, including Russian Federation, during the period between Trump's November 2016 election and the January 2017 inauguration, MSNBC reported based on unnamed sources.

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A Taliban official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that senior Taliban leaders were studying the proposal. They have offered to begin peace talks with the U.S. but have so far refused talks with Kabul .

Some reports on other hand also said that President Trump has told Kushner and his daughter Ivanka that they should remain in their roles.

Kushner also met with Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in December 2016 at Trump Tower, according to NBC.

Simultaneously, the New York Times reported that following Kushner meetings with a private equity billionaire, loans began flowing to Kushner's debt-laden family company within weeks.

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Kushner divested himself from Kushner Companies before taking his White House post but did not remove his financial interests from the family company, NBC reported.

Here is yet another sentence you never thought you'd read about a U.S. President: The son-in-law of our chief executive invited investors to the White House, discussed giving one a job, borrowed $509 million from them to bail out his company's troubled properties, and then hoped nobody was paying attention. Like many Trump Organization deals, the New York-based company does not own the building but rather is paid licensing and marketing fees by the developer, the Holborn Group. Talks with Qatari officials about investing continued after Kushner entered the White House and stepped away from the business, they said.

It is against US law for a government official or someone being considered for a government advisory post to provide advice based on financial interests.

Box-Office Weekend: Black Panther Wins Another Weekend
Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the film stars Jason Bateman , Rachel McAdams and Kyle Chandler. Taking the No. 2 spot this week is " Game Night ", bringing in an estimated $16.6 million in its debut weekend.

On Wednesday morning, Fox & Friends limited its coverage to a 22-second news brief on Kushner's security clearance being downgraded; the program ignored the Kushner revelations altogether on Thursday.


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